By Laura Vecsey, Zillow Contributor
Everything but the World Series bloody sock.
That’s what New England estate sale company ConsignWorks has listed for sale inside the home of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, whose dramatically conflated post-season heroics have given way to a spectacular fall into bankruptcy over a failed video gaming business.
An estate sale is slated for Saturday, Oct. 12 inside the 8,000-square-foot home at 7 Woodridge Rd. in Medford, MA, which sits on a massive, 26-acre lot. Items up for grabs include a Hummer golf cart; fake plants — complete with a smattering of dust, and a custom dining room set.
Schilling bought the home in 2004 for $4.5 million. It was formerly owned by New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. However, no amount of New England sports celebrity pedigree seems to be aiding in the sale of the home, which Schilling first listed for sale in April 2008 for $8 million. In Sept. 2012, the price was slashed to $3.450 million. It is now listed for $2.99 million. Medford, MA is an upscale, suburban town, about 6 miles from downtown Boston. Medford home values are currently at $372,800 although many of the homes for sale in Medford are listed for more.
Schilling has fallen into financial trouble over his failed 38 Studios, a gaming company for which Schilling helped leverage a $75 million grant from the Rhode Island to lure his business from Massachusetts. Now the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. is on the hook for $90 million in debt, and has sued Schilling – a move the Cy Young award winner has brushed off as “political.”
The price of Schilling’s failed business has been brutal. Schilling had to recall his infamous bloody sock from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in order to sell it to pay off personal debt. The sale of the sock, which Schilling claims was soaked in blood from an ankle injury during the 2004 World Series, netted Schilling just under $93,000.
Schilling’s ankle injury has become a thing of sports legend: Boston ace wins a World Series game as stitches in his ankle break open, giving him a bloody sock. Perhaps he can somehow channel that famous bravado to turn his financials around?
In the meantime, a few sales from the estate sale may help out.
“What a wonderful opportunity and we are truly pleased to bring you this exceptional estate sale that will knock your Sox off! This is a gorgeous 7-bedroom, 8000-square-foot home that is offering a great variety of items,’’ boasts the description from the real estate sales company.
Items in the sale include:
- China cabinet
- Large custom 13 foot dining table ten chairs
- Tiffany Waterford crystal pieces
- Lladro figurines
- Two matching custom sofas
- Sofa tables
- Kohler Campbell baby grand piano
- Pottery Barn dish set
- Catnapper power lift chair
- Pottery Barn bunk beds
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